Two men from Coventry have been handed life sentences for the brutal attack on Lee Brooks
More Child Sex Crimes Reported To Police In West Midlands
The West Midlands saw a rise in child sexual abuse reports of more than a third over the last year.
The figures published by the NSPCC show more than 3,200 people contacted officers to report abuse across the region.
That's up from 1,000 the year before.
The charity says it's a problem which isn't going away.
Nationally, there's also been a big rise in the number of sexual offences against children being reported to police.
Cases were up by a third across England and Wales in the year to last April - to an average of 85 a day.
A man who repeatedly stamped on a woman's head during a brutal attack in a Birmingham car park shoving a dumped fridge-freezer on her as she lay injured on the floor has been jailed for 15 years.
For the first time, armed officers are on board train journeys across Birmingham.
Zahid Hussain found guilty of a terrorism offence after potentially lethal bomb making equipment was found at his home.
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